Motorists Leave Cars To Grab Cash Spilled By Armoured Truck, Causing Crashes

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Money rained down on a New Jersey highway Thursday morning, leading to several crashes as motorists stopped and scrambled to pick up the cash.

It happened around 8:30 a.m. on Route 3 in East Rutherford during the height of the morning commute.

Police say they received a call of a Brinks armored truck spilling cash across the western lanes. At this point, it appears the armored truck had a malfunction of one of its doors, causing it to become unsecured.

Video shows drivers exiting their cars to collect the money, which authorities say led to multiple motor vehicle accidents. It is unknown how much money ended up on the roadway, but authorities say anyone who pocketed it is considered a thief — and Brinks wants it back.

“It’s theft of mislaid property,” East Rutherford police Detective Lieutenant Mike Gianscaspro said. “So we’re not looking to charge anybody, we’re just looking to get the money back to Brinks.”

 

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